A malicious applet as a sneaky digital raccoon rummaging through your computer’s trash. In tech-speak, it’s a tiny software critter that slips into your device while you’re browsing the web. Pretending to be helpful, it secretly causes chaos—stealing your personal data, slowing down your system, or even hijacking your device. So, when you’re out on your digital adventures, beware of these cyber raccoons. Equip yourself with a trusty digital broom (aka antivirus software) to shoo them away and keep your online world spick and span!